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in the united states and should be put on a status of legal zip. >>> sarah shourd has return today iran, but her fan say and friend are still jailed. emily joins us with the latest. >> sarah shourd is now talking about her release from prison, but she is not saying much about her time in prison. her fan say and friend are still behind bars in iran. no word as to when or if they will be able to get out. sarah shourd did begin her first day in the u.s. thanking iran for her release. she said she feels 1/3 free because her two friends remain jailed. iran has accused all three of crossing the border from iraq and being spies. shourd says they are not spies and committed no crime. ironically, mahmoud ahmadinejad is here, too, for the united nations general assembly. he said americans should release eight iranians it holds in prison in response to shourd's release. sarah shourd was released on $500,000 bail because of medical conditions. she said doctors evaluated her and she is physically ok. back to you. >> thank you,, emily, for the latest. >>> still ahead on "good morning washington," for the firs
in jail will now press for the release of her two companions. the woman, sarah shourd. >> tonight in the gulf state sarah shourd was united with her family after 400 days in prison. and wearing the head scarf she wore. >> i am standing here because of the efforts of many people. i want to thank the president and the religious figures and everyone who has been a part of making this happen. >> earlier the iranian tv showed sarah shourd free and her family says she's got health problems, and maybe that's why she is released. she left iran alone. her two fellow hikers, shane bauer and josh fattal remain in prison. the president announced sarah's release, and said that they hoped to receive shane and josh and other american's freedom. >> and all my efforts starting today will help procure the same freedom for my fiance, shane bauer and my friend, josh fattal. >> they were filmed in may when their mothers were allowed a brief visit. they have had to rely on switzerland to help get sarah shourd out of jail. the two were hiking near the border of iran. the iranian government said that the
. american hiker sarah shourd just left iran. she has been held for a year. various reports that she is on a plane as we speak heading to iran where her mother is waiting for her. iran's state news sage says sarah is in good mental and physical condition. this was a tough negotiation to secure her release as the united states and iran do not have diplomatic relations. andrea mitchell has been reporting on the difficulties. >> the swiss who have been negotiating for her release, but there's no confirmation yet from the u.s. government which, of course, is not represented here. it's frankly a confusing day because there are reports that she was being released. we heard at first, but then there was paperwork to be done. there are reports, richard, that money was paid. >> we have just had a statement from the mother of sarah shourd, she said i hoped and prayed for this moment for 410 days and i cannot wait to wrap sarah in my arms. she goes on to say i can only imagine how bitter sweet her freedom is for her leaving shane and josh behind. she was hiking with josh fattal and shane bauer n
>> the freed american hiker sarah shourd speaking out over a year in iranian prison. she will join us to discuss her ordeal and her campaign to free the other hikers, her fiancÉ shane bauer and joshua fattal remain in jail and iran. appalachia rising. over 100 arrested outside the white house protesting mountaintop removal. the israeli navy detained a boat carrying nine jewish activists attempting to break the gaza blockade. israel has resumed some of building in the west bank. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the c.i.a. has drastically increased bombing campaign in the mountains of pakistan in recent weeks. according to the new york times" the cia has launched at let 20 attacks with armed drone aircraft so far in september, the most ever during a single month. according to one pakistani intelligence official, the recent drone attacks of not killed any senior taliban or al qaeda leaders. many senior operatives have already fled the region to escape the c.i.a. drone campaign. mean what come u.s. apac
this morning. iran now says one of them, sarah shourd, could be released in days but a catch here as for her two companions, their fate is still unknown. mark phillips reports. >> reporter: iran's state-controlled tv outlets had as much trouble keeping track of her status as the world. >> iran says female detained american citizen sarah shourd will be released on bail. >> reporter: half a million dollars to release sarah shourd seen here when the american detainees were visited by their mothers in tehran this past may. the three have been held in an i rain yan prison more than a year but sarah shourd's bail announcement is only the latest in a series of stops and starts in which the 32-year-old american was first due to be released and then had those hopes dashed. a power struggle between iran's political factions is being played out at her expense. she and the other two americans were, according to them, hiking along the iraq-iran border when arrested by iranians and accused of spying. the other two are shane bauer and josh fattal. shourd is said to require medical attention for a suspected
is sarah shourd. they have been held and possibly charged withewe espionage. we thought she might be released today. we are getting an update from her attorney that in fact everything isow in place and she could be released as early as today or tomorrow. our reza sayah hasfo been following this story. he isis in islamabad for us. just how much back and fourth have we beenhaving? we thought she could be released, and then she wasn't. looks like reza is not hearing me. we will continue to work on getting him back up. let me go back. sarah shourd is her name. her along wit two friends have been held and were accused of being spies. we got word last week that there was a deal in place to allow her to have a conditional release, just t heard. we got that word late last week and we thought she was going to be released on saturday, and then iran came back and said things are not in place and the judicial pross has not played out, and now this morning there is word that she could be released if $500,000 in bail was paid. that's where we are now. now, new information whas been back to us,
are not spies. >> back home and speaking out. sarah shourd holds her first news conference after being released from a jail ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> we are following breaking news out of texas, a father accused of shooting to death his three children. officers were called in houston this morning, and when they arrive, they found that children dead and another wounded. they say he attempted to kill himself. they are trying to figure out what sparked this deadly shooting. >>> where following news of california. the search is over for a cult- like group that went missing yesterday. they found the adults and children praying in a park in palm bail. parents contacted authorities .yesterday note -- praying in a park in palmdale. parents contact authorities yesterday. >>> the b.p. oil well has effectively been killed. it exploded, with a 11 workers being killed. the explosion
-son. >>> the american woman held prisoner in iran for more than a year is speaking out now. sarah shourd is still talking about the situation, and that's because her friends are still in prison. >> she is back in the u.s. and thanking iran that she is. >> i want to give my extreme thanks to the government and religious leaders of iran. >> she claims she and her friends shane bauer and josh fattal crossed the border into iraq were jailed. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing. >> she returned to new york for the united nations general assembly. he said americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's release of shourd. >> i believe it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian jess -- gesture to release the iranians. >> the release of the other two americans in iran have requested a meeting with iran's president. >> sarah shourd was released due to medical conditions. emily schmidt, washington. >>> a new video clip shows o'donnell admitting to what she calls dabbling in witchcraft. it is from the show
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on state tv that the authorities will release sarah shourd on bail because of health problems and islamic clemency. she's been detained by iran for more than a year, but today word came that sarah shourd might soon be free. a tehran prosecutor went on state television to announce that shourd would be released for half a million dollars in bail. but he called her an american spy and said her case will still go to trial, along with those of the other two americans, who will remain in custody. shourd's was detained on the iranian border with iraq in july. along with two americans. they claimed they were on a mountain hike in northern iraq at the time and they denied charges that they were spying. the reversal by the prosecutor's office revealed the struggle for the balance of power among iran's ruling elite. the initial decision to cancel sarah shourd's release has been seen as deeply embarrassing for president ahmadinejad. now it seems as though he may have prevailed. among the reasons cited for shourd's release, her health. when the three hikers were allowed a visit by their parents in a t
there. there is major news we're following. she's free. tonight share sarah shourd, one of three hikers being held in iran is no lng longer a prisoner she. was flown to oman, reunited with her very relieved another. and laura anthony is live. >> reporter: there is great relief. friends sarah shourd has been released and intensified determination to make sure other two cal pa grads are set free. after 410 days, sarah shourd walked off a private jet into the arms of her mother. earlier shourd was released from prison in tehran. she, fiancee shane bower and their friend josh fattal have been held since last year. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world all of the governments, all of the people that have been involved and especially want to address president mahmoud ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials and religious leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. i'm greatful and humbled by this. >> and shourd was freed on $500,000 bail. her family says she's been depressed and found a lump in her breast. >> i'm so, so happy sarah is going to come home and
that could come at anytime. >> sarah shourd, the american held in iran is expected to be leased. >> abc's lara setrakian is following the story. >> reporter: good morning. as you said, sarah shourd could be freed anytime. and she's up for bail. she's been in solitary confinement for more than a year. her family tells us she's in ill health with a possibly precancerous condition and has had no access to medical care. she has had some contact with the other detainees, the two other americans in prison today. they were arrested after allegedly rossing the iraq border. only now are we hearing about a coming trial and a possible sentence up to ten years behind bars. their lawyer in tehran has told me he's actually optimistic about the case going to trial. the only way to get the case resolved is to get the three americans back safe at home. >> sarah shourd was, of course, to be released on saturday and that was canceled. lara, why all the back and forth? >> reporter: it's really a question control and politics. president mahmoud ahmadinejad has a tense relationship with the people who run th
for that. >>> overseas tonight, the american hiker sarah shourd is free tonight after more than a year in a famous prison there in iran. but the story isn't over. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is in tehran reporting on the faith of shourd and the two american men who traveled with her still being held captive there tonight. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian, 32-year-old sarah shourd is a free woman tonight after more than a year in an iranian prison, even while her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal remain behind bars. not quite home, but reunited with her mother and uncle. after an international rescue as dramatic as her capture 14 months ago. when the three hikers say they accidently crossed an unmarked border into iran. pale and thin after her ordeal, sarah shourd said she was grateful even to iran for letting her go. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all the governments, all the people who have been involved and especially particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and the iranian officials that h
>>> in the last hour, sarah shourd who has been held in an iranian prison for more than a year landed in oman. these are pictures of shourd waiting and boarding her flight to oman. again, we've now learned she has landed there. this is where she will be reunited with her mother, but we don't know if that reunion has happened yet. her mother said shourd has been denied treatment for precancerous cancer cells and a lump in her breast. iranian authorities say her medical condition was taken into cut when they decided to release her. speaking on iranian state television, shourd thanked the world leaders who worked to free her. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the government, all of the people that have been involved, and particularly and especially want to address president mahmoud ahmadinejad and all of the iranian people and leaders and justices. i'm grateful and very humbled by this moment. >> meanwhile, the iranian government says $500 million bail was payed to secure her release. we're learning from sources that spoke with cnn that oman paid
. we are not spies. >> after nearly a week of freedom, a more out spoken sarah shourd is out of prison. >>> budget problems have forced the san jose police department to investigate gangs and violent crimes. more on where they say the move is short-sighted and a threat to public safety. >> reporter: this violent crime enforcement team died this weekend. it was 17 years old. cause of death? budget cuts. >> we have to organize the police department to work with the fact that we're losing 90 officers. >> reporter: or was it dumb? >> the unit for the san jose police department will have a terrible impact on public safety. >> the san jose police will still fight the gang activity, but the force is now disbanded. they took out an ad today in the mercury news to bring the unit back. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply don't have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. >> the police unit counts a thousand gang-related arrests in a city that says they have 50 active gangs and many members. >> when you're doing your budget, okay? you have to c
morning to you. >> alison, good morning to you. sarah shourd is back in the u.s. she's talking about her release from that iranian prison after spending 14 months there. she is not talking about what it was like during the time behind bars. that is because her fiance is her best friend are still in prison in iran and there is no word when they will be freesed -- freed. she says she feels 1/3 free because her friends are still jailed. iran accused them of being spies. she insists they are not spies. mahmoud ahmadinejad is here, too, for the united nations general assembly. he told abc's "this week" americans should release eight iranians the u.s. holds in prison in response fo to sarah shourd's release. she was released on $500,000 bail because of medical conditions. she said doctors were able to evaluate her and that she is physically well. reporting live, emily schmidt, abc news. alison, back to you. >>> a virginia woman set to die by lethal injection this thursday. if the supreme court does not intervene, teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death in virginia in a century. she i
of iran. iran's press tv reporting that american hiker sarah shourd released after being held for man than a year. cnn's reza sayah joining us from pakistan. was that bail paid? >> reporter: that's not clear at this point, kyra. that was the condition that was outlined by senior prosecutor in a news conference in teheran sunday saying essentially sarah shourd can be released from prison and leave iran if she can post $500,000 in bail money. there were some reports that sarah shourd's family was trying to lower that amount but so it's not clear exactly how much was posted if indeed that entire amount was posted but the big news is that she has been released from prison according to her lawyer after more than 13 months behind bars, most in solitary confinement without being formally charged and one opportunity to see her lawyer just a few days ago. she is in the care of her lawyer and the officials of the swiss embassy in teheran because teheran and washington do not have diplomatic relations. it is the swiss thames a's played the role of mediator in this matter. she is released. the next st
jailed americans, iran now once again saying it is ready to let sarah shourd go, but for a price. >>> also in kentucky, a man kills five people after reportedly getting enraged over his wife's cooking. >>> fm the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your "cnn sunday morning" it is 6:00 a.m. where i sit here at cnn headquarters, it is 1:00 p.m. in baghdad. wherever you may be, thank you for being here. i'm t.j. holmes. want to welcome as always our troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq, afghanistan and around the world. thank you for what you do and thank you for being here.t leme tell you what else is coming up over the next 90 minutes of this "cnn sunday morning." a prison break in mexico, but not just any prison break. 85 inmates get out. this happened in the border city reynosa. 85 inmates climb ovewar the wal, many believed to be drug cartel members or hit men for drug gangs. >>> also, it iseth s smallest asian nation and they have some financial problems of their own, but th were still able to come together to try to help the flood victims in pakistan. we'll
was not. now it appears sarah shourd could soon taste freedom, but it comes a price. >>> scene of a crime scene, one more time, what brought investigators to the cow palace. >>> a neighborhood on . >> hall of fame a million doctor is the amount need odd to free american sarah shourd from an iranian prison. if the bail is post, the uc berkeley graduate will be the first of three americans accused of spying to be released. >> reporter: another waffle bit iranian government after initially saying jailed u.s. hiker sarah shourd would be release and then saying she wouldn't be released and now iranian officials say she can be released in change for half a million dollars in bail many. senior properties in iran says ian is offering to release sarah shourd because of a mechanical condition she suffered from. we spoke so to the hikers' lawyer and says he met with the hiker on sunday and what is remarkable is that this is the first time that the lawyer has met with his client, ever since he was hired to represent them back in december of 2009. the lawyer telling cnn all three pare to be in good c
morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
itchell: tonight safe at freed american hiker sarah shourd says she and her two companions were not spies and to that their imprisonment was a huge misunderstanding. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, which way for the gop. in the wake of christine o'donnell's upset delaware win w differing views about the republican party's direction. sudden death among high school athletes, what's behind them and how can they be prevented. and canine cops, meet the latest recruits in the war on terror. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin this sunday with a safe return of american hiker sarah shourd and what it might mean for the two other hikers still held by iran. shourd made a public plea on their behalf after arriving in the u.s. today and iranian president ahmadinejad weighed in seeming to hint as a possible deal. bianca solorzano has the latest. >> reporter: after nearly 14 months in captiveity in iran sarah shourd was finally back in the u.s. today. carefully maintaining her compose sure in expressing bitter
at last. but american hiker sarah shourd says she is only one-third free after being released from iran. >>> and not a witch. an internet video comes back to haunt republican senate candidate christine o'donnell. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 20th, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. this morning people on the island of bermuda are waking up to a mess left by hurricane igor. the eye of the storm, category 1, by the way, passed just 40 miles west of the island around midnight and pounded the british territory with heavy rains and winds up to 75 miles an hour. trees and power lines were downed, cutting electricity for nearly 20,000 customers and flooding low-lying areas. >> safety first. we can always rebuild. as bermudaans, we already know how to rebuild. it's just one of those things. >> igor is expected to turn northwest today. later this week it will cause dangerous as well as and riptides along the east coast. >>> the american hiker imprisoned months in iran says her arrest was, quote, a huge misun
it. >>> other big stories we're following for you -- the lawyer for american sarah shourd tells cnn she has been released and assumes she is with officials from the swiss embassy. she was arrested while hiking in iraq. >>> a former european intel officer tells cnn an informant fed reliable details on osama bin laden for years after 9/11. the source says it gave the cia a clear map of osama bin laden's movements in pakistan, but the intel was always a few days behind. the informant went silent in 2004. >>> president obama is going to give a back-to-school address at a magnet school. the speech will be streamed live on the white house website to schools later this hour. >>> senate democrats pushing a vote for next week to repeal the military's don't ask don't tell policy. barbara starr is here with more on the story. where do things stand on this, let's face it, highly controversial issue? >> reporter: well, tony, as you just pointed out, the senate democrats now say they will bring this all to the floor of the senate next week. it's going to happen when they take up the defense spend
. she joins us with the latest on sarah shourd release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring country where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially particularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials say a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and the 32-year-old was officially free from an iranian prison. >> the money was there and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she wants to. >> travel companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their
freed. american sarah shourd is released by iran this morning after spending more than a year in prison. the last three days waiting for final permission to go. we'll have the latest on her release. >>> pipeline power. new pictures of that deadly gas explosion revealed how devastating it was and now authorities are worrying about the safety of other pipelines all around the country. >>> and football scandal. a female reporter covering the new york jets claims she was harassed on the field and in the locker room as the team and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio. early this tuesday morning, the studio. early this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> it is a tuesday. we welcome you all to a special west coast updated edition. 7:00 a.m. pacific time of "the early show" and want to get to breaking news this morning. in iran, american hiker sarah shourd out of prison after days of confusion and more than a year after she and two companions were arrested and accused of spying. eliz
. sarah shourd's lawyer reports she left iran in the last several hours. on her way out of the country she said this to tv in iran. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments and all of the people that have been involved and especially particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials that are really just lead evers and thank them for the humanitarian gesture. i'm grateful and humbled by this moment. >> shepard: well, it is interesting to note that she expressed gratitude to the iranian regime as her fiancee and close friend are still? iranian hands. the or deal started last year when hiking in iraq near the border of iran. all three wandered over the border and into iran by accident. iranian officials, though, accused them of spying and a trial is still spending. last week, sarah's family said she was suffering from serious medical problems including a lump in her breast. the latest on this. what do we know about her health and where is she right now? >> as to her whereabouts, first, shep, we heard that she has no
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an american hikers returned after a year in prison there. sarah shourd's police gave new hope to the families of two other americans held prisoner on espionage charges. now the report. >> with the iranian president in the country at the u.n. general assembly, the mothers of two american hikers will meet with him hopefully for the release of their sons. shane bower and josh fatttal, held 13 months after being accused of crossing illegally into iran. >> just showing the human face of a mother wanted her son backs. two mothers faces with two sons in prison. that is how we would approach him. >> they want the same compassion sarah shourd experience last week. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with them is crushing. i stand before you today on the one-third free. >> she spoke guardedly about her two companions, thanking iranian leaders, careful not to put the two men's chances of freedom at risk. >> my gratitude to the ayatollah khamenei and president ahmadinejad for my compassionate release from prison. >> he said he would give recommendation, but he said the men did violated law. >> -- >>
, minneapolis and kansas city. >>> sarah shourd is enjoying freedom this morning in the country of annan. >> the fate of her companions still jailed in iran remains unclear. t.j. winning has shourd's happy reunion with her family. >> reporter: it was a much-anticipated and loving reunion at the oman airport. sarah shourd is headed back to the united states, after 14 months in an iranian prison. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world. all of the governments. all of the people that have been involved. >> reporter: the only contact with the outside world during her confinement came in may. a brief, tearful visit with her mother. a mother who now says her daughter is sick, with a potentially precancerous condition. >> i want to address president ahmad jat and the iranian officials and the leaders. and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. i'm thankful. and i'm very humbled by this moment. >> reporter: despite sarah's release, her fiance, shane bauer, and josh fattal, remain behind bars. they were arrested for entering iran illegally and accuse of being spies. >> this is ou
. the information provided to reporters did not say which of the three, shane bauer, josh fattal, or sarah shourd would be released saturday. it's believed that it will be sarah shourd because of her health issues. they report she discover add lump in her breast. we talked to a friend of shane bauer in the last hour. he said while he want them all to come home, he believes shane and josh would want sarah home first. >> well, absolutely, i mean,ic that josh and shane would say the same thing. i know them. i know what people they are. when one person is facing a life threatening illness, the other two will do whatever they can to support that person's need to get health care and all sarah's friends, family, and the other families, too, they understand that this really could be a life and death situation right now if she does not get treatment right away. >> reporter: today the mothers of the three hikers issued this statement, we have seen the news reports and are seeking further information. we hope and pray that the reports are true and that this signals the end of all three of our children's lon
to prevent that completely. >> american hiker sarah shourd is scheduled to get a physical exam of what may be a precancerous condition. she was released partially because of her health after spending more than a year in an iranian prison for illegally entering the country. the mothers of her two companions hope their sons will be freed soon as well. >> sarah shourd is free but insists part of her heart remains back in iran behind bars with her two companions. >> all of my efforts starting today are going to go into helping procure the same freedom for my fiancee shane bauer and for my friend josh patal because i can't enjoy my freedom without you. >> it was a joyous reunion between short and her family. after more than a year of solitary consignment in iran's most notorious prison. for josh and other families it was mixed emotions. >> i was very happy for sarah and her mom. it's become a great family. but very sad that shane wasn't going to be coming with her. the thing that struck me is shane and sarah are engaged to be married. how hard must it have been for them to separate. >> tehran's
>> glor: tonight, freed american hiker sarah shourd is flying back to the united states, amid speculation about the fate of her two companions still being held by iran. i'm jechg also tonight, palin's power. what are unclear are her plans for the 2012 presidential race so what was she doing in iowa? pope benedict expresses sorrow and shame of the sex abuse scandal during his controversial visit to england. >> they're massive. they're huge. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. a journey that began with a mountain hike more than a year ago is concluding tonight with a long flight toward home. released american hieger sarah shourd left oman today for dubai, while her two fellow hikers remained prisoners in iran. what's next for them? michelle miller has more. >> reporter: after more than 13 months in captivity, sarah shourd is on her way home tonight. before leaving oman she expressed appreciation and hope to the nation that help broker her release. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my fr
-- martinez jail and is being held on bail. >> alan: sarah shourd arrived back on american soil this morning after spending 13 months in an iranian prison. she appeared before reporters at 9:00 a.m., saying she was only win-third -- one-third free after leaving behind her fiancee and friend. >> looking strong and healthy, sarah shourd thanked the iranian government for her release. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> reporter: the mothers of the fellow captives are seeking a meeting with mahmoud ahmadinejad while he is here with the u.n. the long ordeal of the three americans began in july last year why war were arrested for allegedly crossing the border from iraq and were accused of being spies. josh and shane could spend years behind bars. sarah shourd said she left prison with her spirit bruised but not broken. she did not elaborate on the conditions she endured, but it's notorious reputation for brutality has the mothers for her fellow hikers concerned for their well-being. >> iran hinted the americans could be released in exchange for iranians i
imprisoned in iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad hopes they'll soon be released like sarah shourd was last week provided they can prove they had no ill intentions when entering the country. >> with the president in the country, the mothers of two american hikers believe it's the perfect chance to meet with him and appeal for the release of their sons, shane bauer and josh fattal who have been held 13 months after being accused of crossing illegally into iran. >> just showing the very, very human face of a mother wanting her son home. and we are two mothers faces with two sons in prison. >> both mothers are hoping the iranian authorities will show the same compassion sarah shourd experienced last week. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> standing firm that none of the three were spies, she spoke guardedly about her two companions thanking iranian leaders careful not to put their chances for freedom at risk. >> my gratitude goes to president mahmoud ahmadinejad for my compassionate release for detention. >
nations to act against oppression. cheryl? >> eric, oprah winfrey has a special guest today, sarah shourd. the graduate was freed from an iranian prison nine days ago. shored, her fiancee and josh fattal were arrested hiking near iraq and iran. she was released for health and humanitarian reasons but the other two remained in prison. >> why were you hiking there? >> that's the big question. people are not informed about northern iraq. there's tons of tourist information online. many people from all over the world travel there. >> so there's no fighting there? >> there's no fighting there. there's wonderful museums and amazing food. most importantly it's a very unique culture, british culture in the region. >> you can see oprah's full interview with sarah shourd today at 4:00 here on abc 7. mike nicco ahead with the forecast. >> pretty bright and a lot calmer than yesterday. starting to feel the effects of that warming trend. look at the port of oakland. how much warmer it's going to be this weekend and hit some triple digits this weekend. i'll show you where. >> all right, mike. thank you
on sarah shourd's statements, right after this. >>> the bush tax cuts, should they stay or should they go? welcome to "your money." the future of your taxes. it's the question for your money and politicians gearing up for the mid-term elections. we have candy crowley, anchor of the excellent state of the union. candy, let's talk about the battle lines. where are they being drawn right now as we look ahead toward the mid terms. >> $250,000 battle line is what we're talking about. a household that makes above it or households that make below it. that's where it is. but really, what this is a battle over is who is more for the middle class. that's why you saw john boehner saying if i got a bill only for middle class tax cuts, of course, i would go ahead and vote for it. giving up the store a lot of republicans felt. ith it's really about running up to an election who is most for the middle class, that's where the rhetorical battle is. >> it looks like there was a fracture early in the week because of what boehner said. and in 48 hours, there's a fracture on the democratic side. >> yes. first
of an american hir in iran is not happening. sarah shourd was supposed to ber released tonight after more than a year in custody. ivan watson is in turkey with more on the hikers and how the plan to rease shourd fell apart. >> reporter: a reversal by nte iranian government that's sure to come as a devastated blow to the family. she is one of three american hikers that have been imprisoned in iran for more than year. the iranian government says they crossed the border illegally and all three have been charged with being spies. now, on thursday, the culture ministry of the iranian government reached out to jolis in tehran and invited them to a ceremony on saturday at a tehran hotel. that was to be attened by an iranian vice president and sarah shourd was to be released in honor of the muslim holiday. 24 hours later, it was announced the release had been canceled. he claimed the authorities had not worked according to due process. we know that sarah shourd, unlike t male counterparts, is being kept in mostly solitary confinement except for about an hour a day when she is allowed to meet with her
issued a statement acknowledging the release. he said i'm very pleased that sarah shourd has been released by the iranian government and will soon be reunited with her family. all mrns join with her courageous mother and family in celebrating her long-awaited return home. we are grateful to the swiss, the sultan of oman and other friends and allies around the world who worked tirelessly and admirably over the past several months to bring about this reunion. while sarah has been released, shane bauer and josh fattal remain prisoners in iran. we remain hopeful that iran will ensure the return of shane, josh and all the other missing and detained americans in iran. we have gained strength from their resolve and will do everything we can to secure the release of their loved ones. also a statement from secretary of state hillary rodham clinton who was in the middle east, trying to negotiate between between the israelis and the palestinians, she said i welcome sarah shourd's release from detention in iran. i am pleased she will soon be reyew flighted with her famil d reunited with her
'm richard lui filling in for chris jansing. u.s. citizen sarah shourd just released from a prison in iran. she was being held there for more than a year. iran granting $500,000 bail for shourd because of health reasons. it's not known if the bail is already paid. the family says they could not afford it and the u.s. says it would not pay for it. now, we'll head live to iran in just a minute for a live report from nbc's andrea mitchell. that just coming in. >>> just when there looked like there could be a comp lumize on tax cuts, another republican has hit. john boehner appearing to backtrack after he said he would vote for a bill that would give tax dutes the middle class. the senate republicans put up a brick wall here. just 49 days until mid-term elections. you and i were talking about this yesterday, luke. wait a second, we have to look at the minority leader and they came together and john boehner changed his tune. >> to some degree, richard. what we see in congress coming back from their five-week recess the tax cuts the dominant issue, most likely for the three or four weeks they ar
, you should call metro crime stoppers. after 13 months in prison, american hiker sarah shourd is free after some diplomatic wheeling and dealing. >> her companions are still behind bars. injured mitchell has more. >> it was a happy ending for sarah shourd. the hiker was released from oman.n and flown to al >> on behalf of myself and my family, i am standing here today because of the efforts of many people and many governments. >> she was reunited with her mother, who with the other mothers have been pleading and lobbying and begging for the release of their children, saying they had wandered across the unmarked border and that they were not spies. the male hikers are being charged with espionage at will be forced to stand trial. their families have bad news indeed tonight. back to you. >> sports reporters at the center of a sexual harassment investigation with the new york jets. the woman is a popular reporter. she says she did not file a complaint. the nfl has decided to investigate. this began at the jets' practice went footballs were thrown in her direction. in the locker room, she
. >>> she is on her way home, but before she returns to the bay area, what sarah shourd intends friend. >> reporter: shourd was released citing medical reasons. president ahmadinejad says her release was an humanitarian guest yush, but some say ahmadinejad's gesture is no gesture at all. memarian was at the united nations. >> the release sarah shourd has nothing do with ahmadinejad. he has manipulated the american media to believe he is behind this. >> rep this. >> it would be a very significant humanitarian gesture for the iranians to release them as well. >> reporter: demands from iran for a exchange has been unanswered. >> they failed to get them and now. [ speaker not understood ] >> reporter: friends of shourd say they do notspect could welcome her home in the coming days, but expect her to stay in new york for the next week to keep up the pressure on ahmadinejad while he is at the united nations. ken pritchard, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> opponents of same-sex marriage filed court papers to uphold proposition 8, voter- approved measure. the nine circuit court pales is exp
there was joy mixed with heart break today. iran finally released sarah shourd, a native of los angeles, who had been held for more than a year on spy charges. she was freed for medical reasons after $500,000 in bail money was deposited in an iranian bank. it's not clear who paid. but iran continues to hold two of her friends, including her fiance. in a moment we'll hear from a family member. but first, elizabeth palmer on the latest turn in this long- running drama. >> reporter: free at last. after 410 days of imprisonment, sarah shourd arrived in the gulf state of oman, safely back in the arms of her mother. in iran just hours before, shourd had left prison with a police escort to face one last hurdle before her flight out. staying on message with the local media. >> i especially and particularly want to address president ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials, the religious leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: then a bittersweet good-bye since shourd leaves behind in jail her two fellow americans. >> my first priority is to help my fiance shane bauer and my
. sarah shourd left iran and now arrived where she has been reunited with her mother. the other two are still in prison. >> reporter: sarah shourd is free and on her way home. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, the government, the people, that have been involved and especially, particularly want to address the president ahmadinejad and all the iranian officials and the religious leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. i'm grateful and humbled. >> reporter: the 32-year-old california native was released from iranian prison today. after more than a year in solitary contine finement. iran set $500,000 bail paid in cash. for her family, an agonizing 14 months, no phone calls, little news and just one brief visit in may, with a tearful reunion. sarah shourd's mother told abc news her daughter was in ill health with the potentially precancerous condition and no access to medical care. in the end it was her health that set her free. iran granting a humanetarian release while keeping her two friends locked up in the prison. sarah shourd, shane bauer and jos
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